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Gissy
The Bitter Orange Tree | Jokha Alharthi
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Mehso-so

A story about Zuhour, her relationship with Bint Aamirs. Story goes from past to present to see how Zuhour will adapt her life in Britain. During the past narrative you will see their cultural roots. The story has many beautiful passages but I was sometimes confused which character was narrating. I found loose beautiful parts without connection. Maybe a re-read will help me to understand it better. 3⭐️

Gissy I still want to read her novel Celestial Bodies.

4th and last book read during August 2022 #20in4 Special Readathon @Andrew65

August #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon Autumn Equinox
Career-Healer Class Alchemy (2nd book read for this class) Poison Acidic Amber=Read an orange book or with orange in the cover-well, this book has tiny orange flowers on the cover😜
3mo
Gissy #2022ReadingGoals read books received in swaps 2022 #StaycationinTimeSwap @BeaG thank you🥰 3mo
Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 3mo
BeaG Sorry that it was just so-so. I saw it on your Litsy TBR List and thought it may be interesting. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Gorgeous cover!!! 3mo
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Gissy
Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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Pickpick

A couple drama, how Avery and Ellen marriage will be affected after a third person arrived to their lives. It is about infidelity, betrayals but also about second chances to yourself, about friends support. I love that ending, a new perspective, a new start. My first novel by this author and I loved the writing style. I was focused in the story, in the dynamic of all these characters, expecting what would be their decisions. Couldn‘t put it down.

Gissy 4⭐️ Gorgeous cover😍

2nd book read during August 2022 #20in4 Special Readathon @Andrew65

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon Autumn Equinox
Career-Mage Hunter Class-Restoration (o) -Read a book with single object (figure) in the cover

#2022ReadingGoals Read more classics and old in my tbr
3mo
LeahBergen I loved this one, too. 😊 3mo
Gissy @LeahBergen Yes! Have you read other novel by this author? If yes, which one you recommend me? 3mo
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Ruthiella You didn‘t ask me😜 But I also loved The Priory and Greenbanks by Whipple. 3mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
LeahBergen I second both of @Ruthiella ‘s recommendations. I loved those, too. 😊 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 3mo
Gissy @Ruthiella Thank you! I will buy the Persephone edition😍 3mo
Jess_Read_This I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed this one. It‘s this month‘s read for a bookclub I‘m in on goodreads. I‘m looking forward to it! 3mo
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Gissy
Walking the Bones | Randall Silvis
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Pickpick

2nd book in the series. I expected more from this book but in general I liked it not loved it. DeMarco will take some leave with Jayme. He is still managing what happened in the first book (no spoiler) and is considering retirement. But during this leave, he is asked to resolved a cold case: 7 young girls were murdered one each year, only their bones were found and the apparently responsible wasn‘t incarcerated or maybe was someone else. ⬇️

Gissy In this book DeMarco is in a constant introspection about his past and what he wants for his near future. You have to be attentive to those first pages velvety related with some of the actions during the book. Interesting what happened between the psychologist and DeMarco. 3.5⭐️I‘m still want to know what is going to happen next.

4th book read during #AwesomeAugust Readathon @Andrew65
August 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
3mo
Gissy #OriliusMagicalReadathon (Book was read out of order. I needed to read first another one😳🤷🏽‍♀️But in my mind it counts😜)
Career-Mage Hunter Class Conjuration-2 books
First book-😳
SecondBook-O-=Tale the bones=a book with a cover with bones or the word bones in the title

#2022ReadingGoals continue with series/old in my tbr
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 3mo
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Gissy
Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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I‘m always late but this is the first book read during #AwesomeAugust Readathon @Andrew65
Mixed feelings with this novel. Alice married John without knowing him well and moved with him to Tangier, a convenient marriage for John. But Alice is not adapting well to this new life. Then a supposedly friend, uninvited, arrived to visit Alice. Something happened between Alice and Lucy when they were in college. Lucy seems obsessed with Alice⬇️

Gissy What happened during that time? Who is this Lucy? The novel goes from the past during Alice and Lucy college time to the present. You are not going to like any of these characters. Betrayal all the time. That aunt is terrible. The end is a twist that most people are not going to like at all. You can feel desperate with Alice poor judgement. But I liked how characters were developed and with the descriptions, you can feel you are in Tangier.3⭐️ 3mo
Gissy August #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

#2022ReadingGoals old in my tbr

I like that cover but I thought the story would be more like a family drama, nope it wasn‘t.
(edited) 3mo
Andrew65 Well Done👏👏👏 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
Gissy #OriliusMagicalReadathon Career Healer-Autumn Equinox
Class Alchemy first book-Basic of Poisons=Book on someone else worst list that you think might like
3mo
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Gissy
Gallant | Victoria Schwab
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Mixed feelings. I liked the writing style and story. It started so well. But then in the middle of the story some parts were like disconnected, loose descriptions without adding depth to the story. Then, those final chapters were so good connecting the characters with the house. Are we expecting a sequel? So gothic. Olivia is in a birding school with no family. But then, one day she received a letter from an unknown uncle.⬇️

Gissy “You are wanted. You are needed. You belong to us. Come home dear niece”. Who is this uncle? What is Gallant? Every house has secrets, what are the secrets of this house? Olivia Olivia Olivia.

#TheForgottenBook pick
August 2023 #BookSpin (I corrected the error-this is the correct bookspin)
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

3.5/3.8⭐️
3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
Gissy #OriliusMagicalReadathon
Career-Mage Hunter Class (Q)-Incantation Echo=Find someone else tbr and pick a book matching (ForgottenBookCub pick)
3mo
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Gissy
Lois the Witch: And Other Tales | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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This story is set in 1691 and it was inspired about what happened during the Salem witch hunt. It is a sad story but so well described how dangerous, terrible was this collective hysteria.
Slow read to me t due to the writing style but it was so interesting and the story motivates to seek more information about this period of time.
3.5/3.8⭐️

Gissy 4th and last book read during June 2022 #20in4 Readathon @Andrew65

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon (I‘m still in this readathon🤦🏽‍♀️) career-Healer Class-elemental studies=read a book under 100

#2022ReadingGosls read classics (I think this one can be considered as classic)
5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Gissy
The Heart Forger | Rin Chupeco
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2nd book in this trilogy. I liked this world of necromancy. In this book Tea continue her journey to find her friend‘s heartglass (no spoiler). This trilogy is so gloomy. Almost every story and journey is so sad. There are no many fun or happy scenes but I‘m still want to know what will happen with these characters, specially with Tea. 3.8⭐️

Gissy June #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon (Super late) Career-Mage Hunter Class-Conjuration=conjuring of light=source of light on the cover

#2022ReadingGoals Read sequel in order to complete series (trilogy)
6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 6mo
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Gissy
I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
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This was a cute YA romance. Probably it should be rated as so-so but I found some part lovely but it is cheesy and very YA. What I liked was how Kimi, a Japanese American, tried to find her roots during her travel to Japan. Lovely relation with her grandparents and beautiful relation with her mother. I also found myself looking for some places, food and items they mentioned as part of the culture. 3⭐️

Gissy May 2022 #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin @TheAromaOfBooks

#20in4 Readathon @Andrew65

#Asianauthor #MotherRelation

#OriliusMagicalReadathon Career-Healer
Class-Alchemy-potion of infatuation=read a book featuring romance
6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 6mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 6mo
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Gissy
Toil and Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Mehso-so

As expected in most of Short Story Collection, I liked some short stories more than the others but I found that the ends in these stories were rushed and inconclusive. Well, maybe I should say that I‘m not so fan of short stories in general but I keep trying them. 3⭐️But I like that cover ❤️

Gissy #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#OriliusMagicalReadathon (I‘m late but I will continue this readathon until I finish my careers as “magician”😜)
Career-Mage Hunter
Class-Spells and Incantentions=read a book of short stories

#MarvellousMay @Andrew65

#MyNewYearWhoDis2022 @Monalysha @InMemoryofSharread

#2022ReadingGoals read more books received in swaps I received this book in 2020#ReadintheNewYear @Endowarrior21
6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
Endowarrior21 I am glad you enjoyed some of them. 6mo
Gissy @Endowarrior21 yes, and I read it finally. I really wanted to read it! It will like to re-read some of the stories later. Thank you so much for this book! Love the cover😍 6mo
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